1 dead, 20 injured in S.Africa vintage plane crash

Clay Curtis
July 10, 2018

This happened shortly after the global chartered aircraft had taken off, said local CPF chairman Vernon Smith.

The Convair-340 plane built in 1954 was due to soon be flown to the Aviodrome air museum in the Netherlands from Wonderboom airport in Pretoria.

South African news outlet eNCA says the crash occurred near an airport in the Wonderboom area.

Best Care ambulance services' Xander Loubser said reports indicated that the charter plane was carrying passengers on an worldwide flight.

'We have 19 injured casualties ranging from minor to critical injuries at this stage and no confirmed fatalities'.

"Some patients have been transferred already and some of them are still on scene".

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ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said that ER24 paramedics‚ along with several other services‚ were on the scene treating the injured.

"There are critical patients‚" Loubser said.

The plane was marked Martin's Air Charter.

Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba said their investigators were on their way to the crash.

Paramedics are treating the patients and will thereafter transport them to nearby hospitals for further treatment.

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